My mom is an excel­lent cook, and a woman who rarely—if ever—eats prepack­aged food. So when she tells you she likes some­thing that comes in a box, I sug­gest you lis­ten up. Her tip: Beecher’s mac­a­roni and cheese. You can buy it online, but I found it nearby at Smart & Final. (My mom says the Dean & Deluca in Kansas car­ries it too.)

The box says it serves four, but would you judge a preg­nant girl for eat­ing the whole damn thing?

No. You would not.

Did you/do you crave things while preg­nant? I have always been firmly on Team Choco­late, but baby has brought with him a desire for gummi bears. Weird.